Next Steps for Undergraduates

First-Time Freshmen & Transfer Students
Next steps once you've applied:

  1. Check your email account for an automated application receipt.  It will be sent to the email address you used on your application.  If you don't get it with 48 hours of submitting your application, check your spam folder.  If for some reason you didn't receive that email, or accidentally deleted it, please refer to this sample confirmation
  2. Get your Seawolf account username and password by going to the Online Services PIN Master.  Your Seawolf account will be used for SSU email, and access to a variety of campus services.
  3. Login to Online Services and click MySSU to track your application status.  See PDF instructions linked below.
  4. Login to MySSU weekly to check your application status to make sure all necessary documents have been submitted and your application is complete. Only completed applications are reviewed for admission determination.

These PDFs illustrate the steps you'll take to create your Seawolf account and track your application.

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Application Review Process

Applications for Fall 2019

Please Note:  Only complete applications are reviewed for an admission determination.  If your file is deemed incomplete or if any documents are needed we will post this request in your MySSU.

Failure to adhere to the requirements will void the processing of your application.

First-Time Freshman Applicants

Sonoma State will process applications on a rolling basis (in the order received) starting in December. Our goal is to notify all applicants of an admission decision by the end of March.

  • Submission of Fall application to Sonoma State University.
  • First time freshman applicants are reviewed on self-reported information on the application. Official final high school transcripts are due by July 10, 2019. For information about how to send transcripts and other documents, please refer to document submission page
  • SAT or ACT test results are required
  • If you have Advanced Placement (AP) and /or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test(s), be sure to submit one official set of scores by July 10, 2019.

Transfer Applicants

An Important Reminder for Transfer Applicants:
In the event that Sonoma State University receives a large volume of applications, priority will be given to our local service area students. Local service area will be determined based on address, county of residence and last college or university attended. All applications will be processed based on first choice major; only alternate majors to non-impacted programs will not be considered. If you applied to an impacted major please refer to http://admissions.sonoma.edu/how-apply/impacted-majors for additional admissions criteria.

Please note that your file must be complete (see items below) in order for the processing of your application to begin.

Failure to adhere to requirements below will void the processing of your application for Fall 2019.

  • One official transcript from every college and /or university attended must be received by the due date indicated in your To-Do List. For information about how to send transcripts and other documents, please refer to the document submission page.
  • Please check MySSU at https://login.sonoma.edu/idp/profile/cas/login?execution=e1s1 on a weekly basis. Any needed documents will be posted to your To-Do List and it is your responsibility to submit these documents.
  • If you are a U.S. Veteran a copy of your DD214 is needed. 
  • If you have Advanced Placement (AP) and /or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test(s), be sure to submit one official set of scores by July 10, 2019.

Please Note:  Only complete applications are reviewed for an admission determination.  If your file is deemed incomplete or if any documents are needed, we will post this request in your Sonoma State University To-Do List. Your MySSU account is now available. Checklist items will be added to your To-Do list as your application is reviewed. To set up your MySSU, go to the first time log-in page at https://ldaps.sonoma.edu/password/index.cgi . It is your responsibility to regularly check your account for updates and deadlines.

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